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One More Ferrari LaFerrari Crashes Down, This Time In China


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See the man wearing the lime-green shoes? We can only guess what he's thinking about after he trashed his 22 million Yuan (about $3.5 million) Ferrari LaFerrari.

China's GAC Says Its Cars Will Be 30 Percent Cheaper Than Rivals In The U.S.


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Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) is one of many Chinese carmakers aspiring to sell cars in the United States. In order to achieve that goal, the company’s general manager, Wu Song, says his cars will have to be priced 30 percent cheaper than rivals in the same segment.

Lotus Confirms China-Made "Lightweight" Crossover


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Lotus is currently developing a “revolutionary” five-door crossover at the company’s Hethel design studios. Described by CEO Jean-Marc Gales as “the world’s first lightweight SUV” and a “real Lotus,” the crossover will be built in a new plant in south-east China.

SEM DX7 Is A Pininfarina-Designed SUV For China


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Meet “the first Chinese SUV with an Italian touch,” as Pininfarina describes the SEM DX7 unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show. Designed by the Italian styling powerhouse, the DX7 is an SUV built by Chinese carmaker South East Motor, also known as Soueast or SEM.

VW C Coupé GTE Concept Reportedly Previews Flagship PHEV for China


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VW’s C Coupé GTE study may not preview the next-generation Phaeton as everyone thought, unless VW plans a radical change of its flagship sedan’s formula.

'New Normal' For China Means 5-10 Percent Growth In Auto Sales


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While China's auto market is still growing at rates that would make the States and Europe green with envy, the boom years of the last decade appear to be over.

MG Reportedly Plans To Expand To Mainland Europe With New GS SUV


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SAIC Motor-owned MG brand plans to expand from the UK into mainland Europe with the GS crossover, which debuted last week at the Shanghai Auto Show.

PSA and Dongfeng to Develop Global Platform for B- and C-Segment Cars


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Following Dongfeng Group’s acquisition of a 14 percent stake in PSA Peugeot Citroën in March 2014, the two companies have announced they will deepen their collaboration.

Land Rover Won't Go After Maker Of Range Rover Evoque Copy


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Jaguar Land Rover is apparently unable to take action against the Chinese company producing an SUV that bears more than a resemblance to its Range Rover Evoque.

The Clones of Shanghai 2015; Pick This Year’s Most Blatant Copy!


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Yes, this is the recurring post you keep seeing after each Chinese motor show. Since there were several doppelgangers at this year’s edition of the Shanghai motor show, we though it would be a good idea to ask you to pick the one you think is the most blatant.

New Dongfeng Number 1 Has French Roots


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Even though sometimes the Chinese car industry can pop out a few good looking cars, this isn't the reason why I like this particular model. I like it because it's European.

Lifan X70 Concept Previews a Production Midsize SUV


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Here’s another SUV from the Shanghai Auto Show, this time from Chongqing-based independent automaker Lifan Group.

Zotye Brings Two Smart ForTwo Clones to Shanghai


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The Smart ForTwo is one of the most copied cars in China, and this year’s Shanghai Auto Show proves that the city car remains as popular as ever in the Middle Kingdom.

BAIC BJ20 Concept Previews Compact SUV for China


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Alongside the BJ80C Mercedes-Benz G-Class clone, Beijing Auto (BAIC) also unveiled the BJ20 Concept at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Audi's New A6 L e-tron Probably Has The Coolest Wheels In Shanghai


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They're not what really makes the new A6 L e-tron shine, but damn; those turbine-style alloy wheels with the super thin blades sure do look cool.

Venucia VOW Is A Good Looking Sports Crossover From Peugeot …Err …Nissan


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There's no denying that the Venucia VOW is a neat study for a sports crossover, but you'd be forgiven to believe that it was designed in a French studio by Peugeot and not by the Dongfeng Nissan partnership.

Brilliance V3 Is a New Compact SUV with a 150HP 1.5L Turbo Engine


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BMW’s Chinese business partner Brilliance Auto has entered the compact SUV segment in China with the V3, which has debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Zinoro Concept Next Is a Sleek-Looking Electric SUV from BMW and Brilliance


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The Zinoro Concept Next most likely previews the brand’s second model for the Chinese market after the BMW X1-based 1E. The BMW-Brilliance alliance’s brand focuses on building electric cars, with the Concept Next also featuring an all-electric powertrain.

Does GM’s Baojun 560 SUV Remind You of the Pre-Facelift VW Tiguan?


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The SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) joint-venture has introduced its first SUV at the Shanghai Auto Show, the Baojun 560.

2015 Shanghai Show's Copycats Include A Porsche Cayman-Like Coupe With A Ferrari Face


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For all the progress we've seen over the years, Chinese carmakers continue to flatter their Western counterparts in the…ahem…most sincere form: imitation.